Country Grey vintage cabinet, and Jane Austen Faire items

Well, that was a nice little hiatus!
Not intended, but it just seemed like I had no motivation once spring break kicked in!

I've actually had this cabinet finished for over a week, and it's been sitting in the middle of the room since….  Waiting for me to hurry up and photograph it so it could get moved to the garage!!
Oh well.  I really don't have any regrets.
We had a fabulous break.

I found this cabinet a couple weeks ago, and the price was amazing.

It was badly scratched and missing one of the pulls.
Judging by the vintage sticker inside, it was formerly a record cabinet.  Someone else was nice enough to gut it  for me  before I got it, so it was really just a matter of giving this a facelift.

Here was the before:

I painted this in Annie Sloan's Country Grey.

This is only the second time I've used this color, and I absolutely adore it.
I don't know why I haven't used it more.
The first piece I did in this color never made it to my blog, so here's the first one you'll see here.

I painted some of the trim in Old White.

Clear and dark wax for a rich, patina look.
This has a wonderful silky finish and would be fabulous as a buffet, bar storage, or small TV cabinet.

Since I couldn't find any pulls without special ordering, I opted for some farmhouse pulls.
 (at the rate it sat staring at me in my living room, I might as well have special ordered….)

I also papered the interior in a lovely French collage paper.
Because it was previously gutted, there was a myriad of different wood finishes inside, so this helped make the interior look a little more cohesive.

I'm getting ready for the Jane Austen Faire this weekend, and this piece will be going with me.
I've been gathering lots of smaller pieces as well, and the large Mary statue will be debuting there too.

She's the largest one I've ever come across- 17" tall.
I will also be bringing some rosaries, lots of silver pieces, and several ornate frames.

It's a great line up of vendors, and in one of my favorite venues.
There will be all kinds of Jane Austen inspired activities going on, so it will be a fun weekend!

I'll be busy pricing and packing this week, but I hope to show you a few more previews beforehand.
If you'd like to see more info on the Jane Austen Faire, you can check out the event page on Facebook!

See you soon.
xo Denise

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  1. That cabinet is just beautiful. I love the old white accents. Your Mary statue is so pretty and I have been so drawn to Rosaries lately. Have fun at the show!

  2. Oh, how I wish I was closer to come shop your Mary’s, they are so beautiful. I have just finished a 33 days of Consecration to Mary and the Rosaries and Mother Mary are so so close to my heart. Beautiful!!!

  3. I would grab that Mary statue in a heartbeat! Good luck with your show! xoKathleen

  4. The cabinet and the Mary statues are wonderful, and I love the little pug picture on your side bar, I am very partial to pugs


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